2020 Census of Guam field activities resume

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The 2020 Census of Guam is restarting the enumeration phase of field activities, which will continue through the summer.

Beginning June 4, 2020 Census workers will be delivering a Notice of Visit to every household in the community, inviting all residents to respond to the 2020 Census of Guam.

The Notice of Visit will contain instructions on how to contact the Guam Census office to complete the 2020 Census over the telephone or to make an appointment for an in-person interview. Residents will also have the option to complete their in-person interview with a census worker when they deliver the Notice of Visit.

Notice of Visit delivery will occur during daylight hours, Monday through Sunday, beginning no earlier than 8:00 AM. Enumerators will be available for telephone interviews, Monday through Saturday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

All 2020 Census of Guam field activities will be conducted in alignment with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) safety requirements.

Every 2020 Census worker will wear a face mask, gloves, and adhere to all social distancing guidelines. They will be easily identifiable by their bright yellow 2020 Census of Guam safety vest, a U.S. Census Bureau tote bag, and two official government badges.

During the 2020 Census of Guam interview, census workers will ask a series of questions about every household member, including their age, race and ethnicity, healthcare, and employment status. They will also ask questions about the housing structure itself, such as, the year the structure was built, the number of rooms, and monthly utility costs.

The average interview is expected to last approximately 40 minutes.

Responding to the 2020 Census of Guam is the community’s opportunity to influence vital decisions regarding how federal funding is distributed for our island’s healthcare, emergency facilities, schools, roads, and more.

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